There are a lot of upsides to being a business major. For one thing, y’all stand the best chance in a zombie apocalypse because there are so dang many of you. Also, no one ever has to guess your favorite movie because everybody knows that it’s Wolf of Wall Street.
OK, we’re kidding. (Well, mostly. Wolf of Wall Street is a great movie, TBH.) But seriously, your field of study is incredibly diverse. Studying the fundamentals of accounting, finance, management, and marketing can lead to a host of exciting careers, from market research analyst to CEO.
But with so many career options to choose from, how do you decide which one is right for you? The answer is simple: internships for business majors.
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With the right internship, you can explore careers in business-related fields while gaining valuable experience. Need some ideas to help you begin your search? Here are the best internships for business majors that will help you land your dream job after college.
- Risk Analyst Intern – Jobs in the risk management business have been huge ever since the 2008/2009 global financial crisis. Risk analysts are exactly what they sound like — they assess the potential risk and outcomes of a particular decision. Sound interesting? Check out the internship opportunities at banks and insurance companies, which is where the majority of risk analysts work these days.
- Business Consultant Intern – Love the idea of helping middle-market companies find solutions and achieve their business goals? Get into the consulting biz by scoring a business consultant internship. As a business consultant intern, you’ll gather and interpret data from a client’s company and translate it into meaningful insights that the company can then use to get ahead of their competitors.
- Accounting Intern – If crunching numbers is your thing, consider putting your math skills to good use by exploring a career in accounting. As an accounting intern, you’ll help perform research, analyze financial data, prepare financial reports, and learn more about bookkeeping software. While you may not get paid well as an intern, try to look ahead. The average salary of an accountant is $71,550 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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- Human Resource Intern – Are you good at finding solutions to tricky problems? Do you have seriously amazing people skills? A career in Human Resources (HR) is calling your name! HR interns work alongside HR professionals, helping them recruit talented professionals, conduct surveys, track key performance indicators, improve training strategies, and much more. If you stick with this career path, it could pay off — literally. The average salary of an HR manager in 2019 was a whopping $116,720 per year!
- Market Research Analyst Intern – Looking for an internship that lets you flex both your analytical and creative side? Score an internship as a market research analyst. In this position, you’ll help clients understand what consumers want and how much money they’re willing to fork over to pay for them. This job involves analyzing heaps of market data and then presenting your findings in a visually appealing format, making it perfect for business majors who enjoy storytelling.
- Business Operations Internship – If you like the idea of overseeing every aspect of an organization, a career in business operations could be a great fit for you. As a business operations intern, you’ll work with fellow operations employees to help streamline operational systems, improve business strategies, increase revenue, and build a top-notch workforce. If you’re having a difficult time landing this internship, job shadowing is also a fantastic way to explore this particular career path!
Takin’ Care of Business
Whether you’re pursuing a general business degree or you’re planning to specialize, these internships for business majors can play a huge role in helping you launch your career. But since business majors are plentiful, just know that competition for internships in this field can be fierce.
Want to maximize your chances of getting the internship of your dreams? Learn how to master the internship application process with the blogs below:
Oh, and one more thing — good luck!
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